General Information

  • Due to COVID-19 all programs are currently canceled. For more information please contact Juntendo University International Center:
  • The Japanese government is restricting entry into Japan due to COVID-19. Please refer to the following website for the latest information about entry into Japan:
  • The Clinical Observership Program at Juntendo University is an observational experience.
  • The Clinical Observership Program offers the opportunity to observe outpatient clinics, ward rounds, surgeries, laboratories, and conferences.
  • Please read the Application Guide before applying.
  • To view a list of the affiliations of previous observers please refer to the following link.
  • To view comments from previous observers please refer to the following link.
  • To view photo collages of clinical observers refer to the following link.


  • The Department Guide lists information about individual departments applicants may apply to, including time periods, durations, application prerequisites, additional application requirements, observership content, observership notices, and observership assignments.


  • Applicants should check the Application Guide to see whether they can apply.
  • All applicants must have required application items 1-12 confirmed 120 days before their desired start date to apply.
  • Applicants should submit the required application items prior to the deadline.
  • Applicants should send all required items to Juntendo University International Center:

Required Items

  • Applicants should check the Application Guide to find more details about the required items.
  1. Application
    • Medical Student Application (Excel)
    • Medical Doctor & Resident Application (Excel)
  2. Passport Copy
  3. Personal Photo
  4. For applicants applying from countries where English is not the official language: English and/or Japanese Proficiency Test Score from one of the following: Cambridge English, CEFR, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, or JLPT
  5. For medical students: enrollment certificate
    For residents: resident certificate
    For medical doctors: employment certificate
  6. For medical students: Proof the applicant has studied material relating to the department he or she wishes to apply to.
  7. For medical students: Proof the applicant has completed the bedside learning portion of their medical curriculum
  8. For medical students: Proof the applicant has completed an observership, clerkship, or elective in a health care facility.
  9. Emergency Contact (Word Template)
  10. Letter of Recommendation (Word Template)
  11. Pledge (PDF)
  12. Health Examination Certificate (Word Template)
  13. Immunization Records and Requirements (PDF)
    • Clinical observers must meet all of the immunization requirements to participate in the Clinical Observership Program.
  14. Personal Health Insurance

Some of the Clinical Observers from 2019.